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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Other-Cell Interference Reducing Resource Allocation in OFDM-Based Asynchronous Cellular Systems

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072008:378097

  • Received: 4 April 2007
  • Accepted: 25 September 2007
  • Published:


Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is considered as one of the most promising techniques for next-generation wireless access systems. However, it may suffer from the so-called other-cell interference (OCI) in cellular environments. In this paper, we consider a novel resource allocation scheme to reduce the OCI in OFDM-based asynchronous cellular systems. The proposed scheme can reduce the OCI by exploiting repetitive properties of cyclic prefix of OFDM symbol and asynchronous properties between the user and the base stations in other cells. The proposed scheme can be applied to various types of OFDM-based systems such as orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and multicarrier code division multiple access (MC-CDMA) systems. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can reduce the OCI by nearly up to 1 dB compared to conventional schemes, yielding an increase of the throughput of about 15% near the cell boundary in OFDM-based asynchronous cellular environments.


  • Resource Allocation
  • Prefix
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex
  • Allocation Scheme
  • Cell Boundary

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Electrical Engineering and INMC, Seoul National University, Kwanak, P.O. Box 34, Seoul, 151-600, South Korea


© Jin-Woo Lee et al. 2008

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